Munich perhaps may be best known for their annual Oktoberfest celebrations where endless amounts of beers are consumed. Yet, there is so much more this historic city is known for than just beer. From beautiful, centuries-old architecture to the celebration of their history with their museums, there are just so many things to do in Munich.
Here are the seven unmissable things you need to do while you’re in Munich.
Best things to do in Munich
The Munich Residenz is a popular tourist attraction and is the former royal palace for Bavarian monarchs. Today, this Residenz attracts people from all over the world in admiration for their elegant architecture, detailed room decorations, and artefacts left behind by Bavarian monarchs.
The Residenz is a must-see attraction when you’re in Munich.
Alte Pinakothek is an art gallery in Munich and one of the oldest ones in the world, going all the way back to 1836. The gallery has over 800 paintings spanning from the 1200-1800s, and featuring world-reknowned artists such as da Vinci and Rembrandt.
See classical art at Alte Pinakothek in the heart of Munich.
We can’t talk about Munich without mentioning having a beer at the world-famous Hofbräuhaus. The Hofbräuhaus is a massive beer hall in Munich that is open every single day of the year.
A visit at the Hofbräuhaus is a must, even just to enjoy the incredibly lively and boisterous atmosphere here.
Neues Rathaus is Munich’s picturesque New Town Hall and it is a tourist’s favourite for the old-school design on this monument. The building is designed with a neo-gothic influence and today, the mayor’s office is located here as well.
Come to Neues Rathaus and make your way up to the observation deck some 85m above the ground for some sprawling and amazing views.
Asam Church was built in the 1700s for the German, Asam brothers. The exterior of the building is impressive but it’s not until you get inside where you will be absolutely overwhelmed at the level of detail and engineering prowess that went into the design.
Asam Church is easily one of the coolest things and it is a must-see attraction.
Munich is the worldwide headquarters for luxury car brand BMW and you can visit the BMW Museum. Even if you’re not a car fan, this one-of-a-kind museum is known for the ultra futuristic design of the building’s exterior. Inside, you’ll see a collection of showrooms and the evolution of BMW cars over the years.
Swing by this ultra-sleep and modernly-designed museum and check out the BMW that Elvis Presley once owned!
When you come to St. Peter’s Church, you will be coming to the oldest church in Munich. This Roman Catholic Church features intricate and detailed design inside the church.
St. Peter’s church sits atop a hill so for dazzling views of Munich via a telescope, head up to the tower.